Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani in Paris to continue takeover talks with PSG’s billionaire owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi

7 Nov

Leeds chief Andrea Radrizzani has reportedly travelled to Paris to hold further takeover talks with PSG’s owners Qatar Sports Investment.

The Italian businessman was at the Parc des Princes to watch PSG’s Champions League win over Club Brugge as the guest of Nasser Al-Khelaifi,  who is the head of the state-owned company.

Leeds owner Radrizzani is set to continue talks with PSG’s owners over a takeover bid
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According to The Times, the pair are set to continue discussions a possible takeover bid, with Radrizzani admitting last month he received an offer which could see Leeds ‘compete with Manchester City’.

The football tycoon admitted he is open to outside investment and has already sold a 10 per cent stake to 49ers Enterprises, the finance entity behind NFL franchise the San Francisco 49ers.

QSI view the Yorkshire club as a potential long-term project and despite their desire to buy a minority stake initially, their ultimate goal is to own the club outright in the coming years.


Al-Khelaifi is close with Radrizzani from when the latter ran the sports marketing agency MP & Silva, which sold football TV rights.

And French media outlet L’Equipe report that QSI values Leeds between £50million and £70m.

Last month, Radrizzani revealed two other offers were under consideration – one is from a US-based lifelong Leeds fan, and the other is from the owner of an Italian football club.

“I have been approached by more than 20 parties and I have selected these three,” Radrizzani said last month.

“The option of Qatar Sports Investment and Nasser — first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time. Secondly, they have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City, so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.”

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